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A Natural Approach?
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A Natural Approach?

Hello,

I'm a 49 year old female with an EF of 32.  I had an MI at age 40 with a LAD cholesterol blockage.  I think it is because of stress but mainly changed my diet to high fat (just living like the rest of Americans!) and have a family history.

My doctor is recommending a ICD which I'm not feeling comfortable about.  I do want to reduce my risk but how can I increase my EF using a more natural approach?
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If you are more than 40 days post heart attack on good medical therapy, the MADIT II trial supports an ICD if you have class II or III symptoms.  I understand your desire to avoid a procedure, but your doctor is probably right.

Aside from medications and good living, there is not a natural approach to improve your heart function.

I hope this helps.
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I do not have any symptoms and I have not had any problems since my MI in 99.  
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I should say that I do not have any symptoms.  I've not had a problems since I had my MI in 99.
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